Drew Brees, wife pledge $5 million to Louisiana to feed families in need during COVID-19 crisis

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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – DECEMBER 29: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints reacts after a touchdown pass during the third quarter during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife are pledging $5 million to support Louisiana amid the coronavirus pandemic affecting families across the state.

“The priority now is helping our communities get through this tough time,” Brees posted on Instagram with a photo of the Bayou State.

Brees said he and his wife Brittany have been doing research and having conversations with local organizations as the state deals with the effects of the COVID-19 health crisis.

The couple said they will mobilize their partnerships with Second Harvest Food Bank and Ochsner Health System alongside their personal businesses to help deliver more than 10,000 meals per day throughout Louisiana “for as long as it takes.”

Their goal is to feed children on meal programs, seniors and families in need. The quarterback said the $5 million will go toward the state through 2020.

“Lets all do our part, maintain hope and get through this together,” Brees said.

By WDSU Digital Team

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